Barthez, the crazy story!


By: Manu Tournoux

For Téléfoot this Sunday morning, Youri Djorkaeff told a funny anecdote about his former teammate in the France team, Fabien Barthez.

Iconic goalkeeper of the France team, with whom he notably won the 1998 World Cup as well as Euro 2020, Fabien Barthez has left his mark on an entire generation, whether through his performances or his explosive personality. It must be said that the former goalkeeper played in a world “apart”, according to his ex-teammate in Bleu Youri Djorkaeff, who told an anecdote on the Téléfoot microphone this Sunday to support his point.

“When you hang out with Fabien Barthez, yes you say to yourself: ‘Guardian, it’s a world apart’. Fabien, it was extraordinary. Fabien in all training sessions he didn’t want to play goalkeeper, he wanted to play in the game”confided the former Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan attacking midfielder.

“It’s a crazy ride”

Jérémie Janot, for his part, returned to one of the defining moments of Fabien Barthez’s career. The former Saint-Etienne goalkeeper remembered his spectacular intervention on the Brazilian Ronaldo during the 98 World Cup final.

“He is bold and he is courageous, slipped Jérémie Janot. He took the ball, on a very difficult through ball and what’s more, he didn’t hurt the player. It’s a crazy ride. » An outing which will remain in the legend of the France team.

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